It’s National Upcycling Day! Also a Guide on How to sell on Gumtree

Happy National Upcycling Day! Gumtree have officially introduced upcycling as a national event today, 24th June 2015, in order to provoke your creativity and it’s the first of it’s kind – EVER.

You may have noticed my post with an upcycling tutorial that showed a writing bureau that I bought using Gumtree and upstyled it for a special event. That event was Gumtree’s #UpcycleRevolution. Many enthusiastic, hard working bloggers came together to re-imagine ordinary and old fashioned pieces of furniture, so as these were showcased at the event it was clear that it was something that we were all passionate about. As more of us start to do it, it’s no surprise then that we’re celebrating with a national event. Don’t you agree?

You can see my before and after pictures below and I’m currently selling the writing bureau on Gumtree here. Please have a look and share with friends and family because profits goes to charity 🙂

Before and after upcycling tutorial writing bureau step by step guide how to

How to Sell on Gumtree in 5 Easy Steps

  1. It’s FREE, so put your purses away! Start by clicking ‘Post an Add’ button at the top right hand corner on the site’s homepage.
  2. Choose your categories, i.e. For Sale > Home & Garden > Dining, Living Room Furniture > Dining Tables & Chairs
  3. Continue and add your post code and a few details too
  4. Add your images, title and description as well as your ideal price and email address
  5. Click ‘Post My Ad’ and confirm your email address (only if it’s your first time using Gumtree) and voila!

Happy Selling!

Join the conversation on Twitter using #NationalUpcyclingDay #UpcycleRevolution

Gumtree logo upcycle furniture process

Alina is the founder and writer of The Fairytale Pretty Picture blog whilst working full time as an SEO specialist at a growing online-only retailer called Amara. She owns a beautiful white Alsatian and lives in Essex with her husband.


  • June 24, 2015


    Aw happy Upcyclying day! I will be using Gumtree this weekend to find my first upcycle project! I am hoping for a little coffee table as a first attempt!

    • June 24, 2015


      That sounds super! I’m actually really excited to see what you find and how you upcycle it so will be checking your blog 😉

  • June 30, 2015


    Eeeep! My boyfriend upcycled a dressing table for me, it takes so much time but it’s completely worth it. Love your creation!

    P.S Just popped another £2 in the pot! 😉